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Aug
28
comment How can I better learn noun genders?
Thank you for your free app that may be very useful for people learning German. The S.E. network is very good at answering issues people may have but it is not such a good place to promote an application. You should therefore extend your answer with some more information what can be done with your application, maybe add some screenshots? Please also refrain from posting shorted links, as then you have a high risk your answer is considered as spam.
Aug
26
comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
@nelly: Dein Kommentar nicht, andere aber schon.
Aug
26
comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
@nelly das ist richtig. Sobald man explizit Unternehmen (n) oder Konzern (m) hinzufügt, muss man das entsprechende Genus verwendend. Wenn dies nur in Gedanken erfolgte, kann man das entsprechende Genus nehmen. Wenn aber beides nicht vorliegt oder unbekannt ist, gilt in der Regel ein Femininum. In juristischem Kontext sowieso. Man sollte bitte nicht Ausnahmen als Beweis für die Ungültigkeit einer Regel hernehmen.
Aug
26
comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
@O.R.Mapper: was soll daran holprig sein? Nicht jede Firma ist eine GmbH, AG, KG oder was noch alles. Aldi Süd hat ihren Umsatz verdoppelt ist korrekt.
Aug
26
comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
Ja, ich bin sicher. Jede Firma ist feminin singular und dann ist der Bezug eindeutig.
Aug
26
comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
Das Femininum ist nicht beschränkt auf eine GmbH, sonderen n findet sich auch bei anderen Rechtsformen. Deshalb spricht man ja auch vom Mutterkonzern und der Tochterfirma. Man kann also immer einen weiblichen Artikel wählen und muss nicht auf Ausweichmanöver zurückgreifen (...wie wir Audi dabei geholfen haben, ihre Effizienz der...).
Aug
20
comment Eine Frau kann “zierlich” sein. Wie nennt man einen ebensolchen Mann?
@Philipp sehr schön! Magst Du eine Antwort daraus basteln? Evtl. mit einem schönen Zitat?
Aug
10
comment Resources for learning German
In case an entry is missing where you want to add a resource please ask us to generate it for you. You can do so in German Language Meta, ask us in German Language Chat or by flagging this post for moderator attention.
Aug
10
comment Can I use “wird” and “sein” in a weil clause?
Related (in German): german.stackexchange.com/questions/6339/…
Aug
10
comment The usage of genitive forms
Our question & answer format is designed to provide one question with one best answer. Selecting an answer that fits best to your question will not work out good if there were more than one question in a post. Therefore please avoid asking two issues in one question. It would be great if you can make an edit to your post to achieve this. Then you should also think of a title that better reflects your question. At present it is only a quote without a question. This will not help future visitors who may come here.
Aug
8
comment How should I say something like “I'm” instead of “I am” in German?
Not restricted to Austria/Bavaria: same in Switzerland, and Swabia, so southern German dialects is fine :)
Aug
6
comment Is the following sentence, in terms of its adjectival declension, right?
Community voted to put this question on hold. Unfortunately this was done whithout saying why and what to improve. My impression is that it might be from its poor title. To get it reopened please edit the title, and possibly the question to elaborate better what your issue/question is. Also see meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/492/…
Aug
3
comment What movies are good for learners who want to improve their grammar and vocabulary?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because possible anwers will be way to broad, and can not be maintained in a sensible way. Big list questions are generally not a good fit for any Stack Exchange site.
Jul
31
comment »Eine halbe Million Häuser wurde zerstört.«
Warum gibt es hier ein Downvote?
Jul
30
comment “Ich wurde geboren” vs “Ich bin geboren”?
I'd say a more common colloquial variant would not be the passive past but just "Ich bin/komme/stamme aus Berlin".
Jul
28
comment How to end a complaint letter in German
On this matter there is a nice article on Knigge.de (not to be taken too seriously). There also is a summary on Wikipedia where "Hochachtung" would still be appropriate... not that I want to correct you, but it may be preceived different to the intention you had in your letters of complaint ;)
Jul
28
comment How to end a complaint letter in German
Today Hochachtungsvoll is no longer in use. It may only occasionally still be seen in letters from old to very old people (80+).
Jul
28
comment How to end a complaint letter in German
Reopened: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/807/…
Jul
27
comment Meaning of “Einen Lauf geben”
@rogermue: die haben das nirgens gelernt. ;)
Jul
26
comment Where don't we use an article with God
@Karl: interesting! You should back this up with quotes e.g. in an own answer, otherwise I consider this comment as plain wrong and misleading.